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WRAL SmartShopper

Grocery deals 11-10

Posted November 10, 2010

The holiday season has officially set in and it is time to start stocking up for your Thanksgiving meal (as well as all your other holiday baking and cooking needs)! This week and next week will be great weeks to stock up for November and December holiday meals so look closely at the sales. I'll also be checking the Walmart turkey prices later today to see where they are at this week. Last year they went down to .40/lb with no minimum purchase. I am hoping for a similar sale this year!

Notable deals include:

.39/lb turkey at Harris Teeter with additional $40 purchase (after coupons), $1.49/lb asparagus, $2.47/gallon milk

.88/lb split chicken breast, free coffee filters with coupon and .45 Glass Plus with printable coupon at Lowes Foods

BOGO Birdseye Steamfresh with BOGO coupon, BOGO Stove Top stuffing with $1/2 printable coupon

10 Item Mega Event at Kroger (buy 10 items get $5 off at the register), $2.39/gallon for 1% and skim milk

Please post your great deal finds and let us know how much you saved this week!


Lowes Foods
November 10 – November 17


Lowes Coupon Policy Basics:

Doubles coupons .99 or less everyday

Doubles up to 20 coupons per day

Doubles up to 4 identical coupons (must have required product to go with each coupon)

BOGO sales ring up at half price. If you just buy one, it still rings up at half price and you can still use a coupon on it! I love that policy!

Fresh Rewards Deals: (remember, Fresh Rewards do not print out at the register until you have accrued $5 in Fresh Rewards)

Chex Cereal Deal:
Sale: $2.50
FRC: Buy 3 and earn $3.00
MQ: $1/2 printable
Total after MQ and FRC = $1.16 per box

Friskies cat food deal, 5.5 oz cans:
Sale: 10 for $4.50
FRC: Buy 30 and earn $3.00
Total after FRC = .35 each


Limes .44 each

Florida navel oranges 2 for $1

Extra fancy Gala Apples (What makes them extra fancy I wonder? Are they wearing heels and jewels?) .97/lb

Mangoes .97/lb

Jumbo green bell peppers .97/lb

Crown broccoli .97/lb (very good price for crown broccoli)

Sliced musrooms, 8 oz .97/lb (good price)

Celery bunch $1.50


Sanderson Farms split chicken beast .88/lb (good price)

Grade A frozen young turkey .77/lb , limit 1 with additional $30 purchase

Fresh bone-in Boston butt pork roast $1.48/lb

Beef siloin tip roast $2.69/lb

Fresh 90% lean ground sirloin $2.99/lb

Land O Frost bistro sliced meats BOGO, 6 oz for $1.65 each

Hormel entrees, 17 oz BOGO for $3.50 - .75 coupon from 9/19 = $2 ( a very good price for these if you still have the coupon. I have never tried them but $2 for 17 oz of heat and serve beef tips or turkey breast is a pretty good deal) There is also a $1 printable making them $2.50 each

Dairy & Frozen

International Delight creamer $1.50 - .55/1 printable or .55/1 coupon from 11/7 = .40

Coffee-mate seasonal creamer, 16 oz $1.99 - .75 printable coupon = .49

Michelina’s frozen dinners $1.00 each - $1/5 printable coupons for lean gourmet or traditional dinners = .80 each

PictSweet deluxe vegetables, 13-16 oz $1.00 (good price for 1 lb veggies)

Breakstones sour cream, 16 oz $1.29

Edy’s Ice Cream BOGO - $1/2 coupon from All You Magazine October = $1.99 each

Healthy Choice meals $2.00 each, use coupon for Buy 5 Get 1 Free from 9/26


Lowes Foods soft drinks, 2 ltr .48 (a very good price for 2 ltr soda)

Del Monte canned veggies, 14.5 – 15.25 oz .79 - $1.00/5 coupon from 9/19 = .59 each

Lowes Foods potato chips, 5 oz BOGO for .75

Lowes Foods marshmallows, 10 – 10.5 oz BOGO for .75 each

Lowes Foods flake coconut, 7 oz .88

Fresh baked French bread from the deli BOGO for .99

Duncan Hines brownie mix BOGO for $1.00

Lowes Foods stuffing mix box $1.00

Lowes Foods apple juice, 64 oz BOGO for $1.10

Kaiser rolls from the deli, 6 count BOGO for $1.49

General Mills Cereal (cheerios, cocoa puffs, oatmeal crisp raisins, cookie crisp sprinkles) - $1/2 coupon from 10/31 = $1.50


Melitta coffee filters, 100 count cone filters or 200 count regular filters BOGO for $1.05 to $1.93 - $1 coupon from 10/3 = FREE (for 200 count regular filters)!

Glass Plus cleaner BOGO for $1.45 - .50 printable coupon (click on Surface Care when you get to the website) = .45

Lowes Foods zip sandwich or snack bags, 50 count BOGO for $1.05

Wisk 2x laundry detergent 32 loads $3.99 - $2/1 coupon from 10/24 = $1.99 ( a good price!)

Friskies dry cat food, 3.15 lb BOGO for $2.33

Beggin Strips dog treats, 25 oz (not that’s a lot of Beggin Strips!) BOGO for $5.95 - $1 coupon from 10/24 = $4.95


Harris Teeter
November 10 – November 17


Harris Teeter Coupon Policy Basics:

Doubles coupons .99 or less everyday

Doubles up to 20 coupons per day

Doubles up to 3 identical coupons (must have required product to go with each coupon)

BOGO sales ring up at half price. If you just buy one, it still rings up at half price. The policy states that you can only use ONE coupon on a BOGO deal. So, if you buy 2 items that are BOGO, you can only use one coupon total. If there is a Buy 2 Get 3 sale, you can only use coupons on the 2 you are buying (not on the other three free ones). With Buy 2 Get 3 sales, you must buy all 5 to get the sale price.

Meal Deal of the Week: Buy (1) Barber’s Chicken 38-48 oz. $13.69 - $1 printable coupon (click on Learn More in the coupon box)

Get the following items free:
(2) Pictsweet Veggies 24-28 oz.
(1) Mrs. T’s Pierogies 12-16 oz.
(1) HT Yeast Rolls 14 oz.
(1) Coca Cola product 2 liter

So, for $12.69 after coupon, you get all 6 items. If you can make ½ the chicken and one of the bags of veggies last for a second meal, it’s a good deal.

E-Vic deal this week: Stouffer’s Dinners Family Size 28-40 oz. $4.99 - $1 coupon from 9/26 = $3.99, limit 1


Florida navel oranges .59 each

Fresh asparagus $1.49/lb (a good deal – I will be stocking up and freezing some because we love roasted asparagus!)

Brocooli crowns $1.69/lb


Harris Teeter Premium Turkey, 10-22 lb .39 per lb with an additional $40 purchase, limit 1 (I spoke with a manager at a local store and he indicated that you have to pay $40 at the register after coupons and that the $40 doesn’t include the turkey.)

Boneless pork loin $1.99/lb

Spiral sliced smoked ham $1.99/lb

Hillshire Farm lunchmeat, 7-9 oz $3.33 - .35/1 coupon from 10/24 = $2.63

Hormel Little Sizzlers , 12 oz BOGO

Dairy & Frozen

Yoplait yogurt 4-6 oz .50 - .50/8 or .40/6 from 10/3, .40/6 printable coupon = .36 each with .40/6 coupon

Coffee-mate seasonal creamer, 16 oz $2.00 - .75 printable coupon = .50

Dannon kids yogurts (crush, coolision, danonino) $2.00 - $1 coupon from 10/10 = $1

Dannon danimals smoothies $1.99 - $1 coupon from 10/10 = .99

Dannon Activia $1.99 - .55/1 printable = .89

Kraft shredded cheese 7-8 oz BOGO for $1.64

HT Milk, 1 gallon $2.47 (a very good price)

Country crock margarine 45 oz bowl BOGO – possible .50 coupon from 11/14 inserts

Super pretzel $2.50 - .50 coupon from 10/17 = $1.50

Edy’s Ice Cream BOGO - $1/2 from All You Magazine October

Barber’s stuffed chicken, 12 oz BOGO for $2.67 - $1 printable = $1.67


Del Monte canned veggies (corn, peas or green beans) 11-15.25 oz cans Buy 2 Get 3 Free - $1.00/5 coupon from 9/19 (keep in mind that HT’s coupon policy is that you have to buy 5 to use this coupon so you would have to get 2 sets of the buy 2 get 3 free plus one more extra to be buying 5)

Del Monte canned tomatoes 14.5 oz .80 - $1/5 coupon from 9/19 = .60 each

Campbell’s cream of mushroom soup BOGO for .64 - .40/2 from 10/3, .25/4 from 11/7 and 10/3, $1/4 printable

Progresso soup, 19 oz BOGO for $1.29 to $1.39 - $1/4 coupon from 10/24 or 10/3

7Up 2 ltr .99

HT Baking nuts, 2 – 2.5 oz $1.00 each

Kens salad dressing 16 oz BOGO for $1.59 each

Hellman’s Mayo, 30-32 oz BOGO for $2.89 – possible .60/2 coupon in the 11/14 inserts = $2.29

Skippy peanut butter, 40 oz BOGO – possible .75/2 coupon from 11/14 inserts

Eight O Clock coffee, 11-12 oz BOGO for $2.87 - $1 printable coupon

Betty crocker cake mix BOGO and frosting $1.50 - .75 off both items from 10/3

Pepsi, 12 pack cans Buy 2 Get 3 Free


Ricola cough drops BOGO for .99 - $1/2 coupon from 10/17

Kleenex tissues BOGO - .50/3 coupon from 11/7

Lysol wipes, 28-35 count and Lysol toilet bowl cleaner BOGO - $1/2 coupons from 11/7

Wisk laundry detergent, 50 oz $3.99 - $2 coupon from 10/24 = $1.99


Food Lion
November 10 – November 17

Food Lion Coupon Basics:

Food Lion does not double coupons

They have no limits on number of coupons they will take, unless specified in the ad

BOGO items ring up at half price so if you only buy 1, it rings at half price. You can use a coupon on each BOGO sale item.

Free Turkey Dinner Promo: Shop 6 of 8 weeks and spend $45 per visit from September 29 – November 23. Earn 6 different weekly Electronic Turkey Credits (week # shown on your cash register receipt). A reward message will print at the bottom of your cash register receipt that indicates when you have qualified for a $15 Coupon. There is an enrollment card on the front page of the ad this week. I don’t ever spend $45 at any one store so I never qualify for these types of deals. If you normally spend enough to qualify for this promo, than this is a nice little added bonus.


Green onions 2 for $1

Kiwi 2 for $1

Gala apples .99/lb

Tangerines, 3 lb bag $2.99


Ground beef, value pack 73% lean $1.79/lb

Assorted quarter loin pork chops $1.97/lb

Top round, bottom round, sirloin tip roast BOGO

Food Lion chicken breasts, frozen, 2.5 lbs BOGO

Food Lion shrimp, frozen BOGO (these will be good in my jambalaya on Friday!)

Steak-umm sandwich steaks, 24 oz BOGO (I have never had these. Are they any good?)

Dairy & Frozen

Birdeye steamfresh veggies, 10-16 oz BOGO – coupon for Birds Eye Steamfresh Lightly Sauced or Whole Grain blends variety FREE when you buy one bag of Birds Eye Steamfresh, up to $2.99 from 10/24. These will be a very good deal with the BOGO sale and BOGO coupon. Since FL rings up BOGOs at half price, you will basically pay about $1.40 for one of the veggies on sale BOGO and the other one will be free = 2 bags for $1.40 (.70 each)

Dannon Activia $2 - .75 printable coupon = $1.25

Green Giant veggies boxed frozen $1 - .60/3 coupon from 10/3 = .80 each


Food Lion canned veggies 14.5 – 15.25 oz .39

Swanson broth cans, 14 oz BOGO - .50/5 from 11/7

Stove Top stuffing BOGO - $1/2 printable

Del Monte canned fruit $1 - $1/5 coupon from 9/19 = .80 each

Coke products 2 ltr .99

Pepsi products 2 ltr .99

Wish bone salad dressing, 16 oz $1.66 - .50 printable = $1.16

Kellogg’s cereals 8.7 oz or larger Buy 4 and save $5, limit 1 per shopping trip, There are a number of printable coupons, $1/3 any and $1/2 Rice Krispies coupons from 10/17

General Mills Cereals BOGO (honey nut cheerios, golden grahams, cookie crisp) - $1/2 coupon from 10/31


Purex laundry detergent, 50 oz $1.99 ( a good price)

Scott paper towels, 6 mega rolls $4.99 - $1 coupon from 10-17 = $3.99

3.5 lb Beneful, 3.15 lbFriskies or 6 oz Beggin Strips BOGO
MQ: $1 Beggin coupon from 10/24, $2/1 Beneful from 10/10, $1 Friskies from 9/12

Conagra Promotion: Purcahse any of the products listed in the specific section of the ad and .25 per product will be donated to Feeding America. Items include: Planters, Oreos, Crunch n Munch, Chef Boyardee, Orville and more.


November 7 – November 13


Kroger Coupon Policy Basics:

Doubles coupons up to .50

Many Kroger stores only allow 2 identical coupons per day (check with your store about their limits)

No total limits of coupons doubled per day

10 Item Mega Event: Save $5 instantly when you buy 10 participating items using your shopper’s card. Basically with this promotion, each item is another 50 cents off with the $5 discount. You can use manufacturer’s coupons and those that are .50 or less will double. There are lots of good deals even without coupons on many items. Price shown is after the .50 per item discount. Also, not all the participating items are listed in the sales ad. Be sure to bring you coupons with you to the store to take advantage of all the good deals!

Del Monte tomatoes .49 after discount - $1/5 from 9/19

Campbell's soups cream of mushroom, cream of chicken .49 after discount - .25/4 from 10/3 or $1.50/3 printable = FREE after printable

Campbell's chunky of Select Harvest soup .99 after discount - .50/2 from 10/3 and 10/10 = .49 each

Kroger fruit .49 after discount

Nestle hot cocoa .49 after discount

7Up, Diet Rite, RC .79 after discount

Activia yogurt, 4 pack $1.49 after discount - $1 coupon from 10/10 (expired 11/7) = .49

Quaker Chewy Granola Bars $1.49 after discount - .75/2 coupon from 9/19 = $1.11 each

Colgate toothbrush Wave or Total Pro $1.00 after discount - .40 coupon from 10/31 = .20

Colgate toothpaste select varieties $1.00 after discount - .75 coupon from 10/31 = .25


Apples, red delicious, golden delicious, granny smith, jonagold .99/lb

Red seedless grapes $1.49/lb

Florida navel oranges 8 lb bag $4.99


Tyson split chicken breasts .99/lb

Mixed pork chops $1.99/lb

Beef shoulder roast boneless $1.99/lb

Jimmy Dean sausage BOGO

Kroger cooked or raw shrimp, frozen BOGO

Dairy & Frozen

Kroger yogurt, 6 oz 3 for $1.00

Kroger medium eggs, 1 dozen, 2 for $1.00

Kroger bagels, 5 count $1.00

Kroger 1% or Skim milk $2.39/gallon ( a very good price)

Green Giant or Kroger frozen boxed veggies .88 - .60/3 Green Giant coupon = .68 each


Kroger veggies canned 2 for $1.00

Kroger bread and buns $1.00

Kroger peanut butter, 18 oz $1.25

Big K soft drinks, 12 pack, 12 oz cans $1.99

Pepsi soft drinks, 24 pack, 12 oz cans and Frito lay snacks 20-22 count: Buy 2 Pepso 24 packs and 1 Frito Lay 20-22 count and get $3 off making final price for all three $4.99 each.


VO5 .88 each


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  • kpeele Nov 14, 2010

    Nancy, I missed the full sized Hershey's bars but I may go back again in the next few days and I'll keep my eyes out for them. But then again I'm expecting a little one very soon, so maybe I don't really need that much chocolate around the house! The massive clearance section has been a little overwhelming to me, honestly...and I usually have my 15 month-old with me so there's not much time to look. Thanks for mentioning it!

  • Nancy Nov 14, 2010

    kpeele, did you also notice at the Krogers, in the back of the store by the dairy coolers, the 15 cent full size Hershey chocolate bars? That was a deal too. During their redesign of the interior, they are really clearing out a lot of items! I picked up a package containing two kitchen dish scrubbing brushes for $1.39 out of the baskets they had back there.

  • kpeele Nov 14, 2010

    Found some yummy candy deals at the Fuquay Kroger tonight. They've recently had a really big clearance section (i.e. huge piles of stuff) in the back near the yogurt/freezer section and they still have some Halloween costumes and such for 75% off, lots of various other items, and several bins of Hershey's and Mars 8-packs of candy for $0.50 each. I got mini M&Ms, dark chocolate mini Hershey bars, and Reese's PB cups that will make great stocking stuffers. Now if I can just keep them hidden from my hubby until Christmas...

  • kcampbell113 Nov 13, 2010

    Went to Earth Fare today for the first time. Had 2 coupons - spend $5 and get Brie or spend $5 and get 1lb of grapes. This was fun to walk through but in general too pricey for our current budget. I wound up getting a 3lb bag of mixed variety pears for $5.99 - justified this because of getting a free item. The grapes were $3.49/lb and a pound was not many because they were the large grapes. I got the free brie instead ($5.99) because I like to have it on hand around the holidays and I got more for my money. In my wanderings I came across wholly guacomole 4 pack salsa cups for $3.79 and had 2 of the $4 coupons expiring on 11/15 so I picked up a couple of packs. At checkout the guy read every coupon VERY closely but I wound up getting out for $5.70 so in the end it was a good shop. I did notice several coupons around the store for different products but nothing jumped into my basket.

  • Harleygirlie Nov 13, 2010

    .40 & .49 creamer!!! I got 2 of each. Now, I need more q-pons!!!!

  • happy Nov 11, 2010

    At my house, it's just the husband and I and neither of us drinks milk on a regular basis...but everyone needs it to cook and bake with right? So, when I find a good sale price, I pick up a gallon and measure it in 1 cup and 2 cup increments and freeze it in freezer ziplocks. Doesn't take up a lot of room, it's premeasured and I can squishy the bag to get it back "whole".

  • Nancy Nov 11, 2010

    coffeecrazy, hhhmmm, never froze asparagus before, not sure about that one but on the milk? Make sure you pour some off first as it will expand when frozen and you can keep it frozen about 3 months, but remember to shake it well when you take out and and let it thaw completely, about 12 hours in the fridge for it to thaw. That's whole milk.

  • Nancy Nov 11, 2010

    "I did not realize until a few days later that many of my coupons had not doubled including 5 for $1.50. Do you think I am out of luck or should I try the store manager? Boo hoo." kcampbell

    I'm not Faye but if you're sure you did not go over your 20 coupon doubled limit in that shopping trip, I would take the receipt back to the mgr and explain that you thought they were doubling and your receipt shows they did not.

    I have never had a problem with HT when ever I've brought a concern to them. They're excellent on customer service so if you approach and ask kindly what happened, they can correct it for you and they do it graciously :) Absolutely worth talking to the mgr!

    If I know I'm going to go over my 20 coupon limit, I give the first 20 to them and let them ring those up for doubling purpose then hand them the remainder which the computer will automatically not double. I learned the hard way once to do that when a good higher value coupon did not double :(

  • Nancy Nov 11, 2010

    Knowing this is the time of year I stock up on turkey breasts, I've been watching and waiting....well all the stores are failing this year in getting that sale going :(

    Except!!! Doing a mystery shop at Target Super Center on Tuesday what do I discover? Why, nothing better than frozen turkey breasts at 98 cents a pound :) Yeehaaa! Picked up 5 of those little lovelies LOL Gave two to a neighbor in need as an early T'giving gift and the other three are nestled neatly in my freezer. Love those in the crockpot with onions, potatoes, carrots. So many meals from one, plus the soup from the broth it creates, about 5 qts worth of soup. YUM!

    Now, if the stores would only get serious on the whole turkey prices without those nagging 'qualifying purchase' amounts, I might be getting one full turkey before thanksgiving too!

    Like you Faye, spending $30 or $40 to get a sale price on a turkey isn't going to happen. We don't 'roll' that way LOL

  • pirategirl12 Nov 10, 2010

    Faye, my hubby loves Steak-umm sandwich steaks when I cook it w/ red/yellow/green bell peppers, onions, mushrooms and serve on a kaiser or hoagie roll!